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I am new to teaching third grade this year. I previously taught Kindergarten for five years. I always hear how it takes someone special to teach Kindergarten....I'm hoping it takes someone just as special to teach third grade too. I believe a great teacher is somebody that's going to treat the students like the people that they are, keep them excited about school, and to make learning fun! I have three wonderful children, twin girls and my little boy, who keep me quite busy when school isn't (when is that???). I have a fantastic husband, who thankfully is addicted to football and all other sports as much as I am to teaching!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekly Lesson Template and schedule

Kindergarten weekly lesson plan template used with Everyday counts calendar math, Investigations math, Daily 5, Writing workshop: lucy caukins, Houghton Mifflin reading and phonemic awareness, and Fundations.


Running record recording sheet

I used this during reading groups while the students were in Read to Self time. 


Circle time recording "focus" sheet

My students loved to record and keep track of our daily circle time activities....they always knew what was next and where we were. 


Grass Life Cycle Powerpoint

At our school we did a Life cyle fun day where we would learn about a variety of life cycles and compare them to the commonly studied butterfly.  Check out my new Tpt upload, the grass life cycle powerpoint.  I used this to introduce the grass life cycle, then we would plant our very own "hairy" grass cup. 


In 100 seconds I can...


Check out my Tpt new upload.  A Powerpoint I created to use on the 100th day of school to see what my students could do in 100 seconds.  Tons of fun!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kindergarten Mini Assessments


Check out all of my new Kindergarten Mini Assessments, uploaded by Houghton Mifflin Theme but inexpensive enough to purchase each theme and use the assessments as you wish.  These assessments are great for informing parents of their child's progress and way they can help at home.  Prices range from $2.50 to $4.00 for a whole theme of assessments.  Check them out at Teachers Pay Teachers. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011